2020 Bond Program

Program Overview

In November 2020, North Richland Hills voters overwhelmingly approved $49,875,000 in bonds for street improvements. The bond program will allow the city to reconstruct 27 streets including portions of Glenview, Iron Horse, Bedford-Euless, Chapman, Lariat and others, and will not require an increase in the city’s property tax rate. The reconstruction projects will be phased in over the next 5 to 7 years. Our commitment to voters is to deliver high quality improvements in a timely manner and within budget. Questions may be directed to Public Works at 817-427-6400 or by email.

Major / Collector Street Projects

Project timelines on the chart below are estimates and subject to change. Please check back for periodic updates.

Major Street Projects Timeline (bar chart)

Bedford Euless Road 

Project Overview
This project will reconstruct the roadway from just east of Boulevard 26 to Strummer Drive with reinforced concrete pavement. Underground utility and storm drain improvements will also be made and sidewalks will be added to the south side of the roadway where they are currently missing. Based on the Vision 2030 Transportation Plan recommendation the roadway will be reduced from the current 5 lanes to a 3-lane configuration. Although the roadway will be reduced between intersections, it will widen back up to the existing number of lanes and configuration at the Davis/26 and Strummer intersections to accommodate vehicle queuing during peak drive times. 

While Bedford Euless was originally a major east-west thoroughfare, construction of the 121/183/820 flyover, which was completed in 2000, routed many vehicles off of Bedford Euless. The North Tarrant Express improvements completed on NE Loop 820 in 2015 further reduced traffic on Bedford Euless Road. A 2019 traffic study showed 8,700 vehicles per day on Bedford Euless. The Vision 2030 Transportation Plan forecasted traffic volumes for the next two decades of under 11,000 vehicles per day, with peak directional volumes of under 700 vehicles per hour, which can be accommodated by one traffic lane in each direction with a center turn lane. This projection did account for potential commercial redevelopment along the corridor and at Richland Center on the east end of the corridor.
Project Overview & FAQs 

Current Status
A construction contract was awarded to Quality Excavation, LLC at the April 25, 2022 City Council Meeting. The contractor began work in September 2022, after Atmos Energy replaced their gas pipeline along Bedford Euless. Currently, the contractor is working on the northern half of the roadway. The southern two lanes of Bedford Euless Road remain open for two-way traffic. Access to Colorado Boulevard and Strummer Drive from Bedford Euless remains open during this phase of construction. Access to Maple Street, Nevada Trail, and Eldorado Drive from Bedford Euless are closed with detour routes in place. Access to businesses on Bedford Euless Road will remain open throughout construction.

Glenview Drive

Project Overview
Glenview Drive, which carries over 25,000 vehicles per day, will be reconstructed from Honey Lane to the western city limit and from Boulevard 26 to Flory Street. The existing 4-lane asphalt roadway will be replaced with reinforced concrete pavement. The road will be rebuilt to its current width.  Underground utility improvements will also be made. Sidewalks will be added where they are currently missing. (Note: The funding source for Glenview Drive East from Boulevard 26 and Flory is 2003 general obligation bonds and the Tarrant County 2021 Transportation Bond Program.) 

Current Status
Engineering design work has wrapped up and Atmos Energy has begun construction of utility improvements on Glenview. This includes the replacement of two gas pipelines. The city anticipates bidding the rest of the project in early 2023.

Iron Horse Boulevard East 

Project Overview
This project will reconstruct Iron Horse Boulevard from Rufe Snow Drive to York Street. The existing roadway will be replaced with reinforced concrete pavement and sidewalks will be added where currently missing. Based on the Vision 2030 Transportation Plan recommendation, the bulk of the roadway will be reconfigured to a wide two-lane configuration with a raised median. This project is being funded in part by a CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA).  

Current Status
At their September 13, 2021 meeting, the City Council approved a professional services agreement for engineering design services with Halff Associates for design of the Iron Horse Boulevard East Reconstruction Project. In November 2022, the EDA approved the engineering plans and specs for the project, which allowed the city to proceed with bidding the project. At their January 23, 2023 meeting, the City Council approved a contract with The Fain Group, Inc., for the construction of the Iron Horse East Project.  The contract will be forwarded to the EDA for their review and approval. Construction will begin later this year. We will provide an update on the timeline as soon as it is available. 

Iron Horse Boulevard West

Project Overview
This project will reconstruct Iron Horse from Rufe Snow Drive to Browning Drive. The existing 4-lane roadway will be replaced with reinforced concrete pavement and sidewalks will be added where currently missing.  

Current Status
At their March 28, 2022 meeting, the City Council approved a professional services agreement for engineering design services with Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, LLC. Following the engineering design work, the project will go out for construction bids in early 2023.

Lariat Trail 

Project Overview
This project will reconstruct two segments of Lariat Trail from Meadow Lakes Drive to Riviera Drive and from Circle View Court to the dead end. The existing roadway will be replaced with with reinforced concrete pavement and sidewalks will be added where currently missing.  The improvements include reconstructing the existing roadway with reinforced concrete. Sidewalks will also be added. The road will be reconstructed within the existing right-of-way in its current roadway configuration. 

Current Status
At their April 25, 2022 meeting, the City Council approved a contract for engineering design services with Multatech Engineering, Inc. We anticipate going out for construction bids for this project in 2023.

Main Street

Project Overview
This project will reconstruct Main Street from Amundson Drive to Amundson Road. The existing roadway will be replaced with with reinforced concrete pavement and sidewalks will be added where currently missing.  

Current Status
Requests for qualifications for engineering design services were due on Jan. 5, 2023. 

Harmonson Road

Project Overview
Harmonson Road will be reconstructed from Dawn Drive to the Mackey Creek channel.  

Current Status
Engineering design work is anticipated to begin in late 2023.

North Richland Boulevard

Project Overview
North Richland Boulevard will be reconstructed from Holiday Lane to Davis Boulevard.  

Current Status
Engineering design work is anticipated to begin in late 2023.

Chapman Road

Project Overview
Chapman Road will be reconstructed from Rufe Snow Drive to Brookshire Trail.  

Current Status
Engineering design work is anticipated to begin in 2024.

Residential Street Projects 

Project timelines on the chart below are estimates and subject to change. Please check back for periodic updates.

Residential Street Projects - Timeline Graph

Project Overview

For each residential street reconstruction project there will be three phases of work.  

  • Phase 1: First is replacing the existing water and sanitary sewer utility mains located beneath the roadway pavement. 
  • Phase 2: The second phase is repairing or replacing portions of the concrete curb, gutter, drive approaches where needed. 
  • Phase 3: The final phase is removing existing asphalt pavement, treatment of the subgrade in accordance with geotechnical recommendations specific to each project site, and placement of new asphalt pavement. 

During their April 11, 2022 meeting, the NRH City Council approved contracts with R&D Burns Brothers, Inc. for utility reconstruction, Apex Construction, Inc., for concrete work and Texas Materials Group, Inc., dba Texas Bit for asphalt and subgrade work.  Residents on impacted streets will receive notice from contractors prior to the start of construction activities. Every effort will be made to minimize impacts to residents during construction. Typically, driveways will be temporarily inaccessible only while fresh asphalt is being poured and compacted in front of your driveway. 

Current Status

  • Pearl Street - The contractor began Phase 3 during the week of Jan. 16.  The project is expected to be completed by the end of January. 
  • Southampton Drive - Phase 2 concrete curb and gutter work is underway. Phase 3 work is anticipated to be completed in February.
  • Stonybrooke Drive  - Phase 1 utility work has been completed. Phase 2 & 3 work will take place later this year.
  • Nob Hill Drive - Phase 1 utility work is not needed. Phase 2 & 3 work will take place later this year. 
  • Dawn Drive - Phase 1 utility work has been completed. Phase 2 & 3 work will take place in 2024.

Completed Projects

  • Meadow Oak Drive - Completed in January 2022
  • Diamond Loch West Courts (2 cul de sacs) - Completed in November 2022.
  • Noreast Drive - Completed in November 2021.
  • North Hills Drive - Completed in 2021.

Projects Map

Bond Projects Map
  • Bedford-Euless Road 
  • Glenview Drive (Honey Lane to west city limit)
  • Iron Horse Boulevard (2 segments: Browning Drive to Rufe Snow Drive; Rufe Snow Drive to York Street)
  • Lariat Trail (2 segments: Meadow Lakes Drive to Riviera Drive; Circleview Drive to dead end)
  • Main Street (Amundson Drive to Amundson Road)
  • Windhaven Road (Starnes Road to Overton Park)
  • Harmonson Road (Dawn Drive to drainage channel)
  • North Richland Boulevard 
  • Chapman Road (Rufe Snow Drive to Brookshire Trail)
  • Noreast Drive 
  • Ruth Road 
  • North Hills Drive 
  • Meadow Oak Drive 
  • Diamond Loch West (2 cul-de-sacs: from 3840 to 3900; from 3857 to 3901)
  • Pearl Street  (Freda Lane to alley)
  • Southampton Drive
  • Stonybrooke Drive (Stephanie Drive to Crestview Drive)
  • Dawn Drive (Onyx Drive N to Glenview Drive)
  • Nob Hill Drive (West of High Oaks to dead end)
  • Kirk Lane (Northfield to Kirk Court)
  • Wood View Drive 
  • South Crest Drive 
  • Sierra Drive 
  • Crystal Lane (Northeast Parkway to Kara Place)
  • Daniel Drive
  • Lake Side Circle
  • Post Oak Drive (Briarwood Drive to Hightower Drive)

Yearly Outlook

Year 1

Design Phase: 

  • Bedford Euless Road 
  • Glenview Drive
  • Iron Horse Blvd 
  • Lariat Trail

Construction: 

  • Nor’East Drive - COMPLETE
  • North Hills Drive - COMPLETE

Year 2

Design Phase: 

  • Main Street

Construction: 

  • Bedford Euless Road 
  • Glenvew Drive 
  • Iron Horse Blvd (East)
  • Meadow Oak Drive - COMPLETE
  • Diamond Loch West Courts (2 cul de sacs) - COMPLETE
  • Pearl Street
  • Southampton Drive

Year 3

Design Phase: 

  • Harmonson Road
  • North Richland Blvd

Construction: 

  • Iron Horse Blvd. (West)
  • Lariat Trail
  • Stonybrooke Drive
  • Dawn Drive
  • Nob Hill Drive

Year 4

Design Phase: 

  • Chapman Road

Construction: 

  • Main Street
  • Windhaven Road
  • Kirk Lane
  • Wood View Drive
  • South Crest Drive
  • Sierra Drive
  • Ruth Road

Year 5

Construction:

  • Harmonson Road
  • North Richland Blvd.
  • Crystal Lane
  • Daniel Drive
  • Lake Side Circle
  • Post Oak Drive

Year 6

Construction: 

  • Chapman Road